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Aeschynanthus Radicans - Lipstick Plant


The Lipstick Plant is a vining houseplant that is characterized by its shiny foliage and blooming flowers. It gets its common name of 'Lipstick Plant' from its flowering buds that peek out of dark-colored tubes, resembling miniature tubes of lipstick. This plant thrives in medium to bright indirect light. The more light it gets, the more it will bloom.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Aeschynanthus Radicans  
  • Common Name(s): Lipstick Plant
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Native Range: Peninsula Thailand to West and Central Malesia

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Medium to bright indirect light
  • Water: Keep soil moist. Avoid over-watering
  • Humidity:  Basic household humidity
  • Temperature: 75-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer monthly during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Vining, Bushy
  • Common Pests:  Look out for aphids, mealybugs, and mites
  • Toxicity: Known to be nontoxic to dogs, cats and humans yet may cause reactions in certain individuals if ingested. With all plants we recommend keeping them out of reach of children and pets.